So, the CVB is kicking off its 51 Reasons campaign. It's basically just a fun, ever-changing list of reasons to visit or live in Columbus, GA. I asked our Facebook fans and friends to give me some of their favorite reasons, and these are a couple of the responses I received:
"I loved living in the Wildwood area! The historic homes and apartment that I lived in was beautiful and the parks are very well kept!" Kelly Carden McAbee
"A genuine historical catalog of "Suburban American architecture" from mid-1800s til today, rich military heritage balanced with a theatre district & vibrant songwriter/music scene.
Columbus, Georgia is an example of an American city transitioning from industrial to creative and back again…
Create in Columbus. Export to the world…" Sean Rox Michael Schoff
Please feel free to send any of your favorite reasons for visiting or living in Columbus, GA! Thanks!
We really should count our blessings that we are able to call such a wonderful city home. Columbus, GA has changed a lot over the past 10 years…and change has been great for us. I hear so many people lamenting the fact that we don't have a beach, or we don't have an amusement park, and go on and on about what Columbus doesn't have. But what about what we do have? What about the RiverWalk? The new Skate Park at South Commons? The National Infantry Museum? The Springer Opera House, the State Theatre of Georgia? Port Columbus? All of the local organizations that offer new things to do and ways to meet people, like the Columbus Roadrunners or the Rivertown Adventure Club, just to name a few. With all of our rich history, an environment that is extremely conducive to raising a family, and some of the friendliest people I know, natives should be proud to call Columbus home.
More and more people than ever are learning about Columbus, GA and what a great city it is. Usually, people's first question when they are thinking about coming here or have just arrived is, "So, tell me what there is to do in Columbus?" And the answer they receive is always much more than they expected. With all of our rich history, wonderful attractions, such as the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, the Springer Opera House, and the Chattahoochee River Walk, and friendly natives, visitors to our city are always surprised and sometimes a little overwhelmed with everything they can see and do while here. In fact, many people have to schedule another trip because they don't have enough time to get it all in. If you want to hear more about Columbus, listen to this recent radio interview with Peter Bowden.